Mulholland, Sean and Tomic, Aleksandar and Sholander, Samuel (2010): The Faculty Flutie Factor: Does Football Performance Affect a University’s US News and World Report Peer Assessment Score?
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Analyzing the peer assessment portion of the US News and World Report’s college rankings, we find that administrators and faculty rate more highly universities whose football team receives a greater number of votes in either the final Associated Press or Coaches Poll. Controlling for unobserved heterogeneity, our estimates suggest that a one standard deviation increase in the number of votes received in either the Associated Press or USA Today Coaches’ Football Poll is viewed as positively as a forty point increase in a school’s SAT score at the 75th percentile.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Faculty Flutie Factor: Does Football Performance Affect a University’s US News and World Report Peer Assessment Score?|
|Keywords:||college football, football bowl subdivision, national universities, peer assessment|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I20 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I23 - Higher Education Research Institutions
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L83 - Sports; Gambling; Recreation; Tourism
|Depositing User:||Sean Mulholland|
|Date Deposited:||07. Nov 2010 05:57|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 19:29|
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